State Rep. Marcia Hahn (R-138) will serve as a deputy House majority whip for the 2013-14 legislative session following her appointment by Pennsylvania House Majority Whip Stan Saylor (R-York).
“It is an honor and privilege to accept this role in the legislative process, and I appreciate Representative Saylor placing his trust in me to carry out this responsibility,” Hahn said. “A big part of getting the job done in the Legislature is establishing relationships with your fellow members from other parts of the state in order to accomplish goals that are good for all Pennsylvanians. The tasks associated with this position will help me be a better representative, which in turn is a benefit for my constituents.”
Deputy whips have a variety of responsibilities on the House floor, including assisting with member head counts and helping to promote certain tough issues facing the House Republican Caucus. They also keep Saylor informed about problems that members may have, or issues that might have an effect on the legislative agenda and on the caucus as a whole.
The term “whip” is a carryover from the old English parliament, and their job is to whip up support or whip up votes. Deputy whips receive special briefings on legislative issues, providing them with a greater breadth of knowledge.
Hahn's district includes Lower Nazareth, Bushkill and Plainfield townships, and Bath, Pen Argyl and Wind Gap boroughs. Click here for the entire district map.
Editor's Note: This information was provided by the office of State Rep. Marcia Hahn.